Lexington city, VA

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2022 Population
7,346
0.81% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
22.7
1.34% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.6%
27.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$93,651
41.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$224,700
10.7% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
2,808
6.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lexington city, VA had a population of 7.35k people with a median age of 22.7 and a median household income of $93,651. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lexington city, VA grew from 7,287 to 7,346, a 0.81% increase and its median household income grew from $66,114 to $93,651, a 41.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lexington city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.14%), and White (Hispanic) (2.49%).

None of the households in Lexington city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Lexington city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lexington city, VA are Washington and Lee University (700 degrees awarded in 2022) and Virginia Military Institute (394 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lexington city, VA was $224,700, and the homeownership rate was 52.8%.

Most people in Lexington city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lexington city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Lexington city, VA borders Rockbridge County, VA.

Population & Diversity

Lexington city, VA is home to a population of 7.35k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.6% of Lexington city, VA residents were born outside of the country (338 people).

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.95k people) in Lexington city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 380 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 335 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Lexington city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lexington city, VA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lexington city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.95k ± 365
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    380 ± 199
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    335 ± 163
5.08%
Hispanic Population
373 people

In 2022, there were 15.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.95k people) in Lexington city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 380 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 335 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.08% of the people in Lexington city, VA are hispanic (373 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
338 people
6.26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
456 people

As of 2022, 4.6% of Lexington city, VA residents (338 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lexington city, VA was 6.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    99 ± 61
  2. Vietnam
    43 ± 44
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 27

Lexington city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lexington city, VA employs 2.81k people. The largest industries in Lexington city, VA are Educational Services (816 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (490 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (309 people), and the highest paying industries are Health Care & Social Assistance ($63,929), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,578).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.81k
2022 Value
± 484
6.4%
1 Year growth
± 21.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lexington city, VA grew at a rate of 6.4%, from 2.64k employees to 2.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lexington city, VA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (457 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (294 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (291 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lexington city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.81k
2022 Value
± 484
6.4%
1 Year growth
± 21.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lexington city, VA grew at a rate of 6.4%, from 2.64k employees to 2.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lexington city, VA, are Educational Services (816 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (490 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (309 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lexington city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Lexington city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,109
Median earning men ± $14,717
$25,131
Median earning women ± $7,344

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($87,364), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,192), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($51,681).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($28,505), Other Services Except Public Administration ($25,321), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($11,471).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 120
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 85
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 57
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lexington County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.74%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lexington city, VA awarded 1,094 degrees. The student population of Lexington city, VA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 2,414 male students and 1,341 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lexington city, VA are White (819 and 77.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (63 and 5.94%), Asian (59 and 5.56%), and Black or African American (50 and 4.71%).

The largest universities in Lexington city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Washington and Lee University (700 and 64%) and Virginia Military Institute (394 and 36%).

The most popular majors in Lexington city, VA are Law (119 and 10.9%), General Economics (112 and 10.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (94 and 8.59%).

The median tuition costs in Lexington city, VA are $60,590 for private four year colleges, and $9,782 and $39,590 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lexington city, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 24.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,755 (64.3% men and 35.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,755 students enrolled in Lexington city, VA, 64.3% men and 35.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,723 records, of which 34.7% were women and 65.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 69 degrees awarded
  2. 112 degrees awarded
  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lexington city, VA was General Political Science & Government with 69 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 700 degrees awarded
  2. 394 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington and Lee University with 700 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 636 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lexington city, VA, which is 1.39 times more than the 458 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 819 degrees mean that there were 13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 63 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($60,590) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($10,132) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lexington city, VA was $224,700 in 2022, which is 0.797 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $251,500 to $224,700, a 10.7% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lexington city, VA is 52.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lexington city, VA have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lexington city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lexington city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.56%.

Property

$224,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$72,539
$1,051
Median Property Taxes
±$266

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Rent vs Own

52.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.8% of the housing units in Lexington city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

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Income by Location

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Household Income

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$93,651
Median Household Income
± $19,616
1.99k
Number of Households
± 356

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.99k households in Lexington city, VA grew to $93,651 from the previous year's value of $66,114.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lexington city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (55.3%)
  2. Walked (28.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (13%)

In 2022, 55.3% of workers in Lexington city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (28.9%) and those who worked at home (13%).

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Commute Time

13.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lexington city, VA have a shorter commute time (13.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.676% of the workforce in Lexington city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lexington city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lexington city, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lexington city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.56%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lexington city, VA (696 out of 4.19k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lexington city, VA is White, followed by Other and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.5% of the children was living in poverty in Lexington city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 124 in Lexington city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 86.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

97.9% of the population of Lexington city, VA has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 6.69% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 26.1% on non-group plans, and 3.03% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 57.7% were men and 42.3% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18% under 18 years, 47.2% between 18 and 34 years, 20.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 57.7% were men and 42.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.12%
Uninsured
51.4%
Employer Coverage
6.69%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
26.1%
Non-Group
3.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lexington city, VA grew by 3.62% from 2.04% to 2.12%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35% in Lexington city, VA.

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